Photo: Iron Lion

Why does bar soap still exist? You could ask this question about many things, and I certainly do every time I walk into a new hotel room and the hand soap is solid. But like overwrought bath bombs, there’s a certain fun and luxury to well-made bar soap in moderation.

Pictured above, Iron Lion bar soap is the king of the tiled jungle. From Drago tree resin to Moroccan Rhassoul clay, this soap’s composition is as impressive and interesting as its texture.


Photo: Rudy’s

Tailored to three purposes and made with an economy of ingredients, Rudy’s bar soap is elegant in its simplicity while remaining luxurious. If I was going to buy bar soap on the regular, I’d buy this.


Photo: Soapiary

Speaking of simplicity, Soapiary gets right to the point with the ingredients without skimping on the variety. There are seven bars to choose from, including charcoal and unscented.


Photo: LUSH

They basically invented this sport.


Duke Cannon

Doubling up on bar size and doubling down on its views on masculinity, Duke Cannon makes some big ass bricks of soap, a portion of the sales of which benefit U.S. veterans. Don’t worry though, they’ve got a tactical soap tool to make the whole process less unwieldy, and their bars are available on Subscribe and Save.